Agenda item

Procurement and Financial Update (Sac.16.06.2023/8)


The Area Council Manager presented Members with a procurement and financial update, which sought approval of various commissions and projects.


In discussing the environmental enforcement recommendations, Members were informed that enforcement officers would begin and end their shift in the South Area.




1.    That approval be given to modify the District Enforcement Ltd contract for a period of 12 months to comprise an additional 18 hours per week. This commission would be charged at £24,000 for the 12-month period plus a £1,740 internal Service Level Agreement; and


2.    That approval be given to increase contract hours and remit with District Enforcement Ltd to provide a focused resource for school parking issues and education. This was to be funded through the South Area Council revenue from the District Enforcement contract which was at that time £7,000. The cost agreed to for 5-hours per week for a 12-month period was £6,666; and


3.    That approval be given to fund the summer sports van for the 6-week summer holidays at a cost of £2,250; and


4.    That delegated authority be given to the South Area Council Manager to make appropriate arrangements for delivery of the summer sports van activities; and


5.    That approval be given for the South Area Council Manager to develop a new job specification for the Environmental Officer post; and


6.    That approval be given to increase the hours of the Environmental Officer post if it is downgraded, to remain within the £34,804 financial envelope previously agreed; and


7.    The approval be given to commission Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau to deliver the community outreach project at a  cost of £83,000 for delivery between 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024; and


8.    That information on the South Area Council commissioning budget and the additional funding secured from the Household Support Grant be noted.

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